I am the oldest of 6. And we have several kids between us. I have 2 kids. One of my siblings has 3 kids, another 2, another 1, another inherited 2. That leaves one sister. The youngest one. The baby sister of all of us without child. And a little over a month ago, she called to inform me that, by some form of immaculate conception, that she is…*gulp*…pregnant?!?!
Alas…it is true. Through no fault of her husband Chris (I’m sure he had nothing to do with this), my littlest, tiniest baby sister has gone and gotten knocked up. Nevermind that she has been married over 3 years now. Nevermind that she has been a great mother to 2 tiny fluffball dogs (sorry…don’t remember their model number), a bevy of fish and will probably make a fantastic mother. Nevermind that she is 29 and ready to start her own tribe. The IMPORTANT thing to remember here is that she is my BABY sister! Not all that other stuff!
I remember her crawling and splashing in the tub and latching onto me every chance she got. My baby sister loved me from day one and has never stopped. If I ever needed a smile, Amber was the one to give it. And she always did it selflessly. Now her smiles will be for her own child of immaculate conception…and I am sooooo proud of her! She has worked hard and is a successful manager. She has been to places around the world. She is a student of history and is well versed in European history and architecture. She loves animals and people and I don’t think I’ve ever seen her ever be rude or obnoxious or petty. She is an awesome sister. Have I mentioned she’s my BABY sister yet? Yeah…I should mention that also. Oh yeah…and she’s pregnant.
Sooooo…dunno how stuff like that happens, but I guess I’m gonna have to get over it. And before long I will have another nephew/niece to visit. Exciting stuff in my family! Now…I have to talk to her husband Chris about how this sort of thing happens….to my BABY sister!?!?!
Congratulations sis! Love you!
-Your BIG Brother